How can I sort a column by another column which is not used in visual in PowerBI. I know we can do this if the data source is SSAS, and from the cube model we can do. However if we use inmemory, how can we make use this feature?
This is must to have feature for time intelligence analysis.
I had this issue with sorting a table visual by two columns. I couldn't use 'sort by column' because the column I wanted to sort didn't have unique values.
I got the error 'We can't sort the 'Column Name' column by 'sort order'. There can't be more than one value in 'Sort Order' for the same value in 'Column Name'. Please choose a different column for sorting'.
@ymicromed had a good workaround for charts, but there are no tooltips in table visuals. My workaround in the end was to add the 'Sort Order' column to the table visual, but set the column width to nothing to hide it. I had to turn off 'Word wrap' on the column header and values to keep the table tidy.
It would be nice if there was a workable 'two column' sort for this scenario, or if a field could be added to a visual purely for sorting. similar to how we can add visual filters without the field being in the visual.